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Reactive Hepatitis A Antibody (Total) Test Results
What does it mean if your Hepatitis A Antibody IGM test was nonreactive and your Hepatitis A Total Antibody WAS reactive? Are you infected or not? Is the Hep A infection from the past or recent?
Previous infection: And you are immune, no IgM means no new/current infection ...Read more
In many laboratories:
A "borderline nonreactive" result is reported as "indeterminate." A positive result is an antibody titer
>12 mIU/mL; this means the individual is immune to hepatitis B. A negative result is <5.0. The CDC defines a fairly large range of indeterminate: > 5.0 but < 12.0. Indeterminate means "unable to determine immune status." Most would advise (re)immunization in this case. Stay well:) ...Read more
Yes: It is possible though the clinical consequences of the change is not entirely clear. One may still harbor immunity. ...Read more
Is it possible for the hepatitis b surface antibody to decrease over time from reactive to non-reactive?
Yes: Yes, that can happen, in which case you might need additional vaccination. Once positive, I generally recheck the hbsab every 5-10 years. ...Read more
Having Hep B surface antibody indicates Immunity to Hep B, either through past infection or through immunization. If through past infection, you will also have the core antibody. If through immunization, then no core antibody seen.
Having surface antibdy is what we want to see - it's a good thing! ...Read more
What does it mean if "HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIBODY QL" is "borderline" but "HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN" is "non-reactive"?
Uncertain.: Without the rest of your lab values, it is difficult to know for sure. These value suggest that you may have been exposed or vaccinated for hepatitis B in the past, but again we're working with incomplete information. You may speak with your physician who ordered the tests or call us at HealthTap Prime if you have the rest of the results. Good luck. ...Read more
Non Reactive: Inconsistent with immunity, less than 10 mIU/mL. Hepatitis B Surface Antibody. Does this mean I don't have Hepatitis B as well?
You don't most likel:
There can be a problem with the test if the antibody has not developed (takes up to a month) or if the viral proteins are so much that it sucks up all the antibody. Gnerally both the viral protein and antibody levels are measured at the same time.
but seems negative. ...Read more
Hello Doctors, I recently performed Hepatitis B surface antibody test and the results came out "reactive", is it something to worry about that?
Test result was "Hepatitis Surface Antibody - Nonreactive" and "Hepatitis B Surface Antigen - Reactive", "HBS AG Confirmation - Nonconfirm".
Exposure, not infect: A positive antibody result against hepatitis c with a high scr most likely represents a true prior exposure to hcv. However, even people with high antibody responses can spontaneously clear the hcv infection. So, everybody with a positive hcv antibody has to get an hcv RNA (viral load) checked to see if they have active infection. Only people with virus are infectious and may need treatment. ...Read more
I had blood tests done and my hepatitis b surface antibody QL reactive, hepatitis b surface antigen non-reactive, what does it mean?
Need entire panel.: You're best off using HealthTap Prime to answer your question. You can upload the entire lab report & discuss with a doctor. So far, test shows you have antibodies but no antigen: means either you're in the "window period" after exposure when the virus goes "underground" or you were given a vaccine which made you immune to hepatitis B. We need the pre-core "e" test. Use HealthTap Prime to disucss. ...Read more
hepatitis b surface antigen reactive and hepatitis b surface antibody nonreactive and core antibody total reactive and HBV DNA detected sir plz reply?
You carry hep B: I am assuming you feel well and this was a surprise finding. There are millions of people like yourself. You will require lifelong health care for it unless / until a means of eradicating it is found. You pose no danger to a partner who is immunized. ...Read more
My hepatitis C antibody test is non reactive and my signal c/o ratio is 0.01. Do they use the signal to cut off ratio even if antibody test is negativ?
The lab uses a signal to cut off ratio (scr) to try to determine whether a signal is "noise" or real. Your scr is very low, and the lab accurately defined this as a negative response.
Note, people can have a high scr and still not have chonic hepatitis c infection. ~25% of people will spontaneously clear hcv after infection. They are left with antibodies but the hcv RNA (viral load) is negative. ...Read more
Male 57, hepatitis C antibody result says reactive 14 with cutoff of 1. Test performed byy ECLIA. How much chance of false positive. Prognosis?
Check viral load: Even when people have high titer hepatitis c antibody responses, some do not have active infection because their immune system cleared their virus on their own. So the first step is to check a hcv viral load (rna). If the virus is detected in the blood then you do have active infection. At that point you need testing to see how much liver scarring (fibrosis) you have. Work with a specialist. ...Read more
Hepatitis c (HCV) antibody is reactive. The hepatitis C Recombinant Immunoblat Assay (riba) confirmation test is non reactive. Is antibody false positiv
Well: A positive hepatitis C antibody test with a negative or in a test usually is not a false positive that usually means someone had hepatitis C infection and their body cleared the infection and they are now immune to hepatitis C. Do a Healthtap visit or see a primary care physician for specific diagnosis ...Read more
My hepatitis C antibody test is reactive, though my two PCR on 6th month interval are negative, will I ever get my anti body test negative again?
No: Your antibodies are the good guys. They indicate that you have been fighting hep c and will remain positive even if the disease is gone.. ...Read more
My Hepatitis C Antibody test was non reactive. The results included a comment "Does not exclude early acute HCV infection". What does this mean?
See below: It takes the body variable period of time to make antibodies in response to an infection. In the case of Hep C it may take a few weeks from the time of infection to the time when the body makes antibodies. If you are concerned about have been exposed to Hep C, you may wish to repeat the test in about 6 months. ...Read more
IMy HBV test results (red cross): Hepatitis B Surface Antigen: Nonreactive; Hepatitis B Core Antibodies: Reactive; HBV PCR: Negative. Do I have HBV?
Cured, but...: If a person's Hep B surface antigen is nonreactive, that means the lab does not find pieces of the surface of the virus. If her Hep B virus PCR is negative, that means the lab does not find the virus's DNA (genes). If the core antibody is reactive that means her immune system REMEMBERS being infected with Hep B. She is cured, but some viral DNA might be attached to her own human DNA in her liver. ...Read more
Had 2 of 3 Hep B vaccine shots. HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIBODY QL is NON-REACTIVE. 3rd shot in June. Am I protected at all until final shot?
Immune System: The Immune System is quite mysterious - it has layers and layers to it actually. One 'crude' way of measuring part of this immunity is through antibody testing. That only measures one branch of the whole thing, however. With Hep B vaccine especially, there is often good T-cell immunity generated, which is NOT routinely measured. You're not quite done with the series, so I would measure afterwards. ...Read more
Interpret hepatitis B panel results: Hep B surface antigen (HBsAg) - Non-reactive, Hep B core Total antibody Anti-HBc Reactive, NAT Non-reactive?
HBV test results: Hepatitis B Surface Antigen: Nonreactive; Hepatitis B Core Antibodies: Reactive; HBV PCR: Negative. Need any medication or vaccine?
And your story stumps many a doctor, often! :)
a lot of the recommendations depend on - are you someone with risk factors for HBV? Is this the first time that it has been checked? Are your liver enzymes normal? Are you about to undergo any procedures/ treatments that could put you at risk for HBV? If you have no sig risk factors, yes, I'd vaccinate you if there's potential for exposure. ...Read more
If the hav-igg ab to hepatitis a virus is reactive (11.52), while detection of IgM antibodies against hav from patient serum is non-reactive (0.29)?
What are the chances of a reactive Hepatitis A IgM antibody test being a false positive? Igg test was negative. Can you get a false positive if you've got a cold or flu when the test is run?
Maybe: Lab error is always a possibility. For now, assume you have hepatitis A, practice good hygiene, and go about your activities as you are able -- as if you really had it. Best wishes. ...Read more
My hepatitis C antibody reactive (151.7).But in quantitative Hcv PCR test HCV RNA is less than 30 Iu/ml. Doctor said I have no hepatitis C infection.
Yes: Not possible but almost a universal occurrence. ...Read more
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